I read this review of the Core 2 Due E8600 here: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/core2duo-e8600.html To be honest a lot of the article is over my head but it makes a big play about this being "the first processor with E0 stepping" and concludes "make sure that you only get the latest E0 stepping. Especially, since not only Core 2 Duo E8600, but also other Wolfdale processors with lower frequencies and prices will soon switch to new cores". It's that last bit which interests me as I am about to buy the E8500 and I'm not sure what all of the above means. - is the new stepping so significant such that I should go all out to make sure the E8500 I get has this feature; will I notice anything in my day-to-day computing experience? - if the answer to the first question is 'yes', when are the new chips likely to hit the market and is there any way to make sure the CPU I buy is the new improved version? Or, should I really not worry about all of this and just go ahead and buy the damn thing!?